Continuing on with my favorite snapshots of 2010… yesterday was dining out, today is home cooking. Not necessarily my cooking, but any meal I consumed in someone’s home. This year was the first time that I’ve taken on larger scale cooking projects with friends and family, and I found that I really enjoy that. Not only is it social, but I learn from the other person(s), and we can tackle more time consuming and complicated dishes.
Some of these dishes below are more complex than others, but they all represent something that I found to be delicious, interesting, a challenge, or maybe it was simple but it was something I had never done before, as was the case with my first from-scratch pie and the timpano. Others, such as the salad with lightly sauteed spring onions and cherry tomatoes, might not seem like anything special, but I distinctly recall the sharp bitterness of the Peachtree Rd Farmer’s Market dandelion greens, cooled by the homemade buttermilk dressing. Also, I realize the hot dogs aren’t really “cooking”, but damn they were good, they deserve a shout out.
Also, thanks to everyone for the comments on yesterday’s post, I appreciate the encouragement.
1. Beef Wellington, 2. timpano, 3. pine st hot dogs, 4. berry pie, 5. rowdy’s hot chicken, 6. Le Bernardin chocolate tart by Biskuit, 7. Le Bernardin wagyu beef and escolor by Biskuit, 8. flannery filet tip, 9. French Laundry tomato tartar, 10. French Laundry lobster crepes, 11. creamy gazpacho with cucumber granita, 12. Sichuan Chicken (my attempt), 13. PRFM salad, 14. momofuku confit wings